Ping Tong joined Nanyang Technological University in 2016 as an Assistant Professor in the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences’ Division of Mathematical Sciences. He is also a Principal Investigator at the Earth Observatory of Singapore and faculty member at the Asian School of the Environment.
He came from the Department of Geophysics at Stanford University, where he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Prior to that, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto. In 2012, he obtained his PhD in Computational Mathematics from Tsinghua University, and in 2007, he received his BSc in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics from Beijing Normal University.
Ping Tong's research interests are in inverse problems, numerical methods, earthquake seismology, and exploration geophysics. His primary research goal is to develop advanced mathematical modelling methods and state-of-the-art inversion and imaging technology to better image the subsurface structures of the Earth’s interior at a variety of scales, ranging from the global to the engineering scales. Since 2017, Ping Tong’s research group has focused on seismic imaging of Southeast Asia.
- 2012: PhD (Mathematics), Tsinghua University, China
- 2007: BSc in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Beijing Normal University, China
- September 2016 — present: Assistant Professor, Division of Mathematical Sciences, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, NTU
- September 2016 — present: Assistant Professor, Asian School of the Environment
- September 2014 — August 2016: NTU Postdoctoral Research Fellow
- September 2012 — August 2014: Stanford University Research Fellow, University of Toronto
- 2014 — present: Member of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society
- 2012 — present: Member of American Geophysical Union
New insights into the structural heterogeneity and geodynamics of the Indo-Burma subduction zone from ambient noise tomography. Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 562, (2021).
Adjoint‐state traveltime tomography for azimuthally anisotropic media and insight into the crustal structure of central California near Parkfield. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. (2021).
Crustal Rotation and Fluids: Factors for the 2019 Ridgecrest Earthquake Sequence?. Geophysical Research Letters. 48(3), (2021).
Slab Models Beneath Central Myanmar Revealed by a Joint Inversion of Regional and Teleseismic Traveltime Data. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth. 126(2), (2021).
Adjoint-State Traveltime Tomography: Eikonal Equation-Based Methods and Application to the Anza Area in Southern California. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. (2021).
Seismic velocity and anisotropy tomography of southern Sumatra. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. 316, (2021).
The geometry of the subducted slab beneath Sumatra revealed by regional and teleseismic traveltime tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. (2020).
The auxiliary function method for waveform based earthquake location. Journal of Computational Physics. 413, (2020).
Eikonal Equation‐Based Seismic Tomography of the Source Areas of the 2008 Mw 7.9 Wenchuan Earthquake and the 2013 Mw 6.6 Lushan Earthquake. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. 110(2), 886–897.. (2020).
Slab Morphology Beneath Northern Sumatra Revealed by Regional and Teleseismic Traveltime Tomography. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. (2019).
Multiple-grid model parametrization for seismic tomography with application to the San Jacinto fault zone. Geophysical Journal International. 218(1), 200-223. (2019).
Teleseismic Traveltime Tomography of Northern Sumatra. Geophysical Research Letters. 45, 13231-13239. (2018).